Monday, February 27th, 2012
One of our founding partners, James “Jim” Ross passed away this past Friday evening after a long battle with cancer. Many of you will remember Jim as one of our leaders in the Memphis Dental Society. He served as President of Memphis Dental Society and on many committees of Tennessee Dental Association (TDA). He was also president of the Tennessee Society of Periodontics, and someone who carried the flag of Periodontics. He was from East Tennessee (Elizabethton), graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, served in Military after Dental School, and practiced General Dentistry before graduating from The Ohio State University in Periodontology in 1970. He was Board Certified in Periodontics.
He practiced Periodontics in the state of Washington before returning to Tennessee as a faculty member in the Department of Periodontology in 1972 at UT College of Dentistry. He served as Clinical Director of Periodontics before entering full time Practice Limited to Periodontics in 1976. He continued teaching part time for many years. He practiced with Ed Lane,Sr., P.D. Miller, Les Binkley and Roger Craddock. Jim retired in 1999 from practice but not from his motel business and helping his son in the trucking business. Later he turned his attention to writing books. He authored three books, which are great reads, since he was a great story teller. He and his wife Lucy spent many hours in the garden together. In retirement, Jim and Lucy enjoyed their grandchildren and two sons, Richard and Glenn and their lovely daughters-in-law. Jim never lost his love of travel and his wonderful sense of humor. I hope you will remember Jim’s family in your prayers.
Jim and Lucy’s home address: 534 Bray Station Rd., Collierville, TN 38017
A Memorial Service will be held this Sunday March 4th at 2pm at Collierville Methodist Church. Please note there will be no visitation. A Reception will follow the Memorial Service.